Urban and Population Geography working group

The production of urban spaces in a perpetuated crisis. Austerity, the reconfiguration of social reproduction and municipalist alternatives in Berlin and Barcelona.


The production of urban life under crisis conditions is the result of many conflicts over the distribution of social wealth. For the capital side, urbanization serves to shift crises in time and space, politics strives to create a consensus for society as a whole, and many people in cities are confronted with the everyday consequences of the crisis. Alternative forms of social reproduction, urban everyday life and political representation also emerge from this. The examples of Berlin and Barcelona will be used to examine the scope for such alternatives and whether institutionalised urban policy is possible beyond macroeconomic and political constraints.


Research Assistent: Martin Sarnow

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